The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Main > Parenting

Parenting Bringing up the shorties so they aren't completely messed up

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-08-2020, 03:56 AM   #1
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 71,105
This is where it starts going wrong.

This is where rational thought gets twisted, next is Disney movies...

Name:  thedress.jpg
Views: 117
Size:  65.1 KB

A guy I worked with offered his daughter a $30,000 down payment on her and hubby's first house if they could skip the big wedding. She said no.
When they came back from the honeymoon they moved in with the folks so he couldn't afford to retire.
__________________
The descent of man ~ Nixon, Friedman, Reagan, Trump.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2020, 06:37 AM   #2
Griff
still says videotape
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 26,813
It is a curious madness but there are cures.
__________________
If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.
- Louis D. Brandeis
Griff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2020, 07:11 AM   #3
glatt
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 27,717
It's a single day and will be over before you know it. You should mark the occasion with a ceremony and celebration, and those things do cost some money, but keep in mind that all the money is being burned and plan accordingly.

It's the marriage that matters, not the wedding.
glatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2020, 07:14 AM   #4
Clodfobble
UNDER CONDITIONAL MITIGATION
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 20,012
Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post

When they came back from the honeymoon they moved in with the folks so he couldn't afford to retire.
Oh, I can think of a real easy solution to that problem (she says, as she paints the empty room that we politely evicted the employed and fully capable 18-year-old from a few weeks ago...)

I'd bet any amount of money your friend's problem wasn't actually with his daughter--it was with his wife, who insisted on letting them stay.
Clodfobble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2020, 02:08 PM   #5
Gravdigr
The Un-Tuckian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Central...KY that is
Posts: 39,517
Why should someone else pay for your wedding?

Reason #128,850 I'm glad I never had children.

Never regretted it. Not once.
__________________


These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, EPA, FBI, DEA, CDC, or FDIC. These statements are not intended to diagnose, cause, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you feel you have been harmed/offended by, or, disagree with any of the above statements or images, please feel free to fuck right off.
Gravdigr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2020, 11:37 PM   #6
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 71,105
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
I'd bet any amount of money your friend's problem wasn't actually with his daughter--it was with his wife, who insisted on letting them stay.
True, and she was daddy's little girl too. He bitched at work but not likely at home.

Also, the possibility his wife didn't want him home.

I remember another guy who bought a cabin in the Poconos. He told me he was going to retire in less than 5 years so was fixing it up to make everything compact and efficient for him and his wife so the could sell their 2 story colonial and escape to the mountains.

When retirement time came, 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren had moved back home.
__________________
The descent of man ~ Nixon, Friedman, Reagan, Trump.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:52 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.